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· Toddstar on July 27 2012 05:23:58
Tour News


Michigan's outdoor music festival Dirt Fest will take place August 11 2012 at the Birch Run Expo Center in Birch Run, MI. Set to headline are Clutch, My Darkest Days, Falling In Reverse and the recently reunited Michigan post-hardcore kings Chiodos with Craig Owens.

Also performing include In This Moment, Hurt, Otherwise, Smile Empty Soul, Slaves On Dope, Dead Sara, The Dreaming (ex Stabbing Westward), Royal Bliss, Michigan natives Wilson, Critical Bill, Rotation, & over 40 more.

Festival promoter Matt Dalton's dedication to having local MI bands perform on multiple stages including the main stage along with national headliners sets Dirt Fest apart from many other festivals of its kind.

"I feel it's necessary to continue feeding the pot, and Michigan has some of the best talent anywhere in the world. We strive to showcase the independent artists to the growing fanbase who come to see the hand-picked national acts each year."

Dirt Fest, now in its 15th year is hosted by Flint MI's rock station Banana 101.5 FM who also promotes many of the local acts by providing them with an unprecedented amount of interviews and air time in support of the event.

Tickets are only $25 in advance for a one day pass and can be purchased directly through

Follow Dirt Fest on Twitter @DirtFest

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